May 24, 2012 – Citizen of El Salvador granted cancellation of removal despite two convictions for PWID marijuana

Facts: A citizen of El Salvador was incarcerated by ICE based for almost two years based being removable for two separate Maryland convictions for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The Firm’s Representation: The firm took our client’s case and took the position that our client’s convictions were not “aggravated felonies,” which would make our client eligible for cancellation of removal. Fortunately, the Immigration Court agreed with us and decided that our client was eligible for cancellation of removal.

Outcome: On May 24, 2012, based on the positive equities of our client’s case, the Immigration Judge granted cancellation of removal. Our client was released from ICE custody several days later, after more than two years of ICE custody.